Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Sep 2018 22:01 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption

Does Lenovo put backdoors in if the Chinese government asks?

"If they want backdoors globally? We don't provide them. If they want a backdoor in China, let's just say that every multinational in China does the same thing.

"We comply with local laws. If the local laws say we don't put in backdoors, we don't put in backdoors. And we don't just comply with the laws, we follow the ethics and the spirit of the laws."

This shouldn't surprise anyone, really. At this point, it's pretty safe to assume that any major technology company selling products in China are putting backdoors into their products sold in China. Microsoft, Apple, phone makers - China is simply too powerful and important to ignore.

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RE[2]: Comment by sj87
by kwan_e on Fri 21st Sep 2018 03:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by sj87"
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Also, someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that Lenovo sells waaaay more laptops in Japan, Europa and the USA than they do in China, so in that case China isn't that important for Lenovo anyway.

China isn't important for Lenovo, a Chinese company based in China?

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